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This project started so long ago that its already registered as a historic landmark and developers are trying to tear it down for a parking lot.

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I didn't realize there were still that many parking lots on Main. I guess it's more noticeable to me seeing it from an overhead perspective than seeing it from the street level perspective

Yep. Bell station used to be a stop to nowhere.I used to marvel at all 4 surrounding lots were vacant. And how much potential for tod was there. Then the next week skyhouse popped up

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Any one want to wager what the next downtown residential project finished for move in will be? I had always assumed this one, but now I'm thinking either Crawford or the old Texaco building. I wouldn't totally count out the new Sky House at the rate they slap those things up. I don't have any visibility into the Hamilton apartments to know where they are on that project.

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Any one want to wager what the next downtown residential project finished for move in will be? I had always assumed this one, but now I'm thinking either Crawford or the old Texaco building. I wouldn't totally count out the new Sky House at the rate they slap those things up. I don't have any visibility into the Hamilton apartments to know where they are on that project.

 

The Texaco renovation might hit another gear soon, but they are taking their time there. The entire interior is still completely stripped and the exterior has just started to go back on one of the walls. Presumably, they will be building the parking garage in the hole before occupancy too. I haven't checked the timeline on the map, but I'd guess another couple of years on it.

 

EDIT: Development map says Q4 2015. That seems optimistic.

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They should have redesigned it into the Chinese version of a Skyhouse:

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/china-builds-complete-57-story-lego-like-skyscraper-in-1690315984

Is this true?

Can someone educate me? I would guess that this is largely pre-fab stuff that was manufactured a while ago (and not counted into the "construction time"). But, even then, what are the trade offs of constructing this way?

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From what I've read about this, they're using a modular design that's the equivalent of creating a lego building (similar to tilt wall).  I don't imagine they are including the fre-fab stage or foundation pour in the actual construction time.  Supposedly this type of construction uses less material, is cheaper, and supposedly stronger than conventional construction.  Perhaps they'll find the downside after the building is complete.

 

Is this true?

Can someone educate me? I would guess that this is largely pre-fab stuff that was manufactured a while ago (and not counted into the "construction time"). But, even then, what are the trade offs of constructing this way?

 

 

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Oops, it's raining; that's going to add at least three months to the construction timeline... <_<

You make jokes but wouldn't it be ironic if some freak accident befell this project and threw it even further behind schedule? Like a fire, or a forklift tearing down the wooden structure? :lol:
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Looking at the critical mass picture v this one, looks like its about a floor a month now that they're in the wood.  They should top off in July-August then..

 

They are working on the fourth floor of a 5-story building.  Even if your "floor a month" estimate is accurate, that would put the top off closer to May-June than July-August.

 

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Looking at the critical mass picture v this one, looks like its about a floor a month now that they're in the wood.  They should top off in July-August then..

 

Or maybe a bit sooner, since they've only got another floor and a half or so to go? :)

 

(How a decent person might have answered your post.)

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